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Text cursor scrolling me as I am pressing arrow keys

I am currently working on Windows 10. When I press the regular direction keys on my keyboard, my cursor moves in the direction I am pressing. I would like my cursor not to move when I press the ...
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Linux kernel cmdline “vt.cur_default” explained

I like my console cursor to be a nonblinking white block. Call me crazy ;) I am using the Linux kernel cmdline parameter "vt.cur_default=0x700711". This works fine, for example, on my ...
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Text cursor has strange shape in Firefox

Sometimes my text cursor in Firefox changes shape. Normally it is a straight vertical line, but sometimes there is additional short horizontal line near the top: It does not happen for all text boxes....
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in chrome browser (or any browser), when you select a word and then use the arrow keys to move the cursor, how is that done within the browser?

I am trying to understand how the cursor works within web browser and how the arrow keys move the cursor and the highlighted text (as I see on most websites it changes line accurately most of the time)...
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Is there a way to stop the blinking/blinding cursor in wxdemo code windows?

I don't know much about python, but I have instructions to create a pdf tool using wxdemo. I have a neurological issue where flashing objects often blind me, among other symptoms. So I can't see text ...
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Choosing a specific drop-down choice that places a cursor in, or highlights, another cell for data entry

In Excel, 2016, I have created a table that includes drop-down selections in some cells. Example table I would like to find a formula that prompts another cell to be highlighted, framed, or have a ...
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Can Notepad++ remember line position?

I have TextPad on my home computer, but I can't use that on my work machine. It has an option where it remembers cursor position in certain cases. Here's an example: <li>text one</li> <...
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Select word instead of row on double click on text

When I double click a word in any browser or text editor, the whole line gets selected for some reason. However, I want only the underlying word to be selected (whether including trailing spaces or ...
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MS Word - Scroll document at the middle of the page?

It would be fantastic if MS Word allowed us to automatically start scrolling the document at the middle of the page, so we don't have to move our eyes from top top till the end of the screen (...
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How to change text cursor color in Windows?

Is it possible to change text cursor color systemwide? I want to make it easy to catch red color.
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Windows feature that makes cursor turn into block in a text box

I have searched around online and cannot seem to find an adequate answer to my question. Every once in a while, I accidentally press some key combination on my keyboard that makes my cursor turn from ...
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c# Insert Fixed Text to Cursor Position

I would Like to add to my Visual studio a shortcut or addin to add fixed text to the position where the cursor is on. For example : this is my current cs File: public void foo(){ int x = 4 ; **cursor ...
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Move to the beginnig/end of line (not in bash)

In macOS, from any "textbox" for instance the one in which I am writing this question, if I press CMD+LeftArrow the cursor goes to beginning of the line. Furthermore in macOS, if I press Ctrl+A the ...
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Firefox on Windows: How to make the text cursor indicate text direction?

When typing text in Windows and switching between left-to-right and right-to-left input languages, you typically get a visual indication on the text cursor to show you which mode you're in (LTR or RTL)...
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Free Transform in Photoshop in Mac OS X, cannot click and move the cursor and manually inputting values?

I am a PC user and recently moved to Mac to work with Photoshop. A problem bugs me a lot is when I press "Command + T" and use the free transform tool, and I want to manually input some values, say ...
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logical cursor movement in notepad++

How to enable logical cursor movement for bidirectional texts in notepad++? Like Notepad on Windows. Now when I start moving through text using arrow keys on keyboard after reaching a RTL sentence ...
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How to set Cursor blink rate = 1, or 1/2 second?

In windows, the cursor blink rate setting is not related to seconds. Is there a way to make it?
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Why does the cursor jump to a random place unpredictably while I am typing?

I'm using Word 2007 on a Lenovo G550 laptop with Windows 7 x32. When I'm typing text looking at keyboard and then raise my sight to the monitor, I see that the at some point cursor has jumped forward ...
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Why my xterm treat Chinese chars as two?

I am using tinycorelinux 5.2, and compiled xterm 297 myself with --with-x --enable-freetye. Now the display is OK. I could see Chinese chars without problems. But when I input Chinese, there is ...
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Why does the cursor stop blinking when the window is out of focus?

I have seen this both on Linux (Ubuntu 13.10) and Windows (7) that when a window (editor, browser, terminal etc) containing a text box with a blinking cursor goes out of focus it's cursor stops ...
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Moving past the cursor in Microsoft Word

I want to write in the space (which I have marked in red) beside the picture in Microsoft Word. However, the cursor is just stuck at the bottom, beside the picture. Is there anyway I can utilize the ...
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Visual Studio 2010 replaces the character under the cursor when typing

I have been having this problem sometimes on Visual Studio 2010 (and Notepad++), where my text cursor, if I move it, turns into a "console" cursor, where that if you add characters it replaces the ...
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Don't change the cursor position when scrolling in Emacs

Is there a way to stop Emacs from automatically moving my text-cursor position (aka, point) while I'm scrolling? I keep losing my location and marks with this annoying behavior. I tested the ...
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How to disable blinking caret when editing text in OS X?

Blinking cursor when editing text has been driving me crazy. Is there any way to disable it or at least make it blink less frequently? Using OS X 10.8.1. Typing the following in terminal didn't help: ...
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Cursor speed in RXVT or URXVT

I am using RXVT (URXVT to be precise) under Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the cursor speed is extremely slow. I was looking to see if there is a setting that can be applied to speed cursor movement ? ...
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Change the width and color of Mac OS X text caret (cursor)

I really like the way the caret looks in iOS. Is there a way to make the Mac OS X caret look the same way, system-wide?
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IE9 randomly blocks the cursor from moving up a row in text boxes on wikis

Ever since "upgrading" to IE9, I've been having a super-annoying and very inconsistent problem. While editing wikis, every now and then, I can't move the cursor to the previous row. Pressing the up ...
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Windows 7 mouse drag lag

When selecting text or click-and-dragging in any app, the selection/scrollbar/item being dragged always lags a few characters behind the cursor when the cursor is moved quickly. It's a slight issue ...
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How to move text cursor to previous position after pressing “Home” key, etc.?

If I'm typing something (this question for example), and I press Home, and the blinking line, letting me know where I'm typing, goes to the front of the line. To go back to the end, I can just press ...
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Cursor is not blinking

My cursor does not blink at all and it is hard to find my place. I use Word 7 with Worldox. How can I get my cursor to blink?
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In Emacs, how can I set the cursor-type globally?

It's possible to modify the style of the cursor by setting the value of the window local variable cursor-type. (setq cursor-type '(hbar . 1)) How can I make all existing and future windows use the ...
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Is it possible to change the default text cursor orientation from vertical to horizontal?

In almost any application or Windows component, the text cursor usually appears as a vertical black line -- in Notepad, browser address bar, the Run window. Is there a setting I can tweak in the ...